“Los Braziles” was composed and dedicated to my mother-in-law, Felisa Garza. She is the proud owner of a ranch in South Texas, which has the same name. This land was given to her great-great-great-great grandfather by the King of Spain in 1808, as part of a land grant. The word “braziles” means a type of wild plant. This type of plant was grown wild in South Texas during the 1800’s. Due to drought conditions, this plant cannot be found any longer.
Experience the culture and passion of Spain in this energetic work for your young band. Exciting rhythms and vibrant melodies are flavored with the traditional sounds of castanets and maracas. The middle section features a beautiful flowing melody that returns to the original section. Enjoy! Ole!
- Composer: Dennis O. Eveland